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Faculty of

Agricultural, Life &Environmental Sciences

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The Faculty of ALES at the U of A provides solutions to global challenges, such as agriculture and food, the environment, community and individual well-being, and bioresource innovation.

Comprising four departments and more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs, ALES turns science into solutions that encompass the entire human experience.

Prospective Students

An undergraduate degree in ALES challenges you to find solutions for real-life problems. Pursue a degree that matters and secure a job in an in-demand career.

Graduate Programs

ALES offers a variety of science-based graduate programs, including several specializations that are available as course or thesis-based.


ALES conducts a robust research program that provides solutions to global challenges in our comprehensive research and teaching facilities.

  • #76

    in Agriculture and Forestry
    in the world

  • #2

    Food Science & Technology program
    in Canada

  • #2

    Agriculture Science program
    in Canada

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Woven Identities: Ghanaian and Guatemalan Textiles in the Face of Globalization

Visit the latest exhibition at the Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection, which showcases the colourful, intricate textiles generated in Ghana and Guatemala that are recognized worldwide.

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